The grad student support group provides opportunities for support, community, connection and celebration.  Topics discussed in the group may include (but are not limited to) personal, professional, and family relationships, academic concerns and achievements, adjustment to grad school, stress, thriving, self-esteem/confidence, identity development (personal and professional), career issues, and social and cultural identities.  Informational screening is required.  

Facilitator:    Randy Patterson  

Day and Time:   Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  Monday, January 22 through Monday, April 15, 2024 (no meeting March 4)

Location:     In person.  Call 336-334-5874 for brief informational pre-screening.   

For women students who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns and seek to form a space and community to mindfully explore authenticity and body autonomy. 

Facilitator:   Jennifer M. Whitney, Ph.D., LCMHCS (she/her)   

Day and Time: Wednesdays @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm    

Start/Stop Dates: January 17th – May 8th 

Location:  In person. Call 336-334-5874 to schedule a screening appointment for this group.   

Feel sad, isolated, angry, stressed? Want to improve relationships and how you talk about your emotions? Men’s Group is a supportive space for men to connect and share about personal experiences.  

Facilitator:     Thomas Zigo, LCSW (he, him) and Claudio Caceres, LCSW (he, him) 

Day and Time:   Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  February 13th – April 9th 

Location:  In person. Call 336-334-5874 to schedule a screening appointment for this group.   

For students experiencing sadness or depression to better understand their symptoms, learn coping strategies, and connect with others.  

Facilitator:     Thomas Zigo, LCSW (he, him) 

Day and Time:   Thursdays from 12:30pm – 2:00pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  February 8th – April 11th

Location:   In-Person – Student Health Services 2nd Floor – Counseling & Psychological Services   

A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program designed to give college students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) the knowledge and skills necessary for academic, personal, and social success. 

Facilitator:     Nicole Forrisi, LCMHC (She/Her) 

Day and Time:   Wednesdays from 3pm-430pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  January 31st-March 27th 

Location:  Call 336-334-5874 for brief informational pre-screening.   

Restoring union with the body and reclaiming the body as one’s own through asana (poses) and dhyana (meditation) is the foundation of this group.  Coming back into the body is part of coming back into wholeness during trauma healing.  The time consists of guided meditation, minimal asana with positive self-affirmation, and time for sharing.  This group is intended for survivors of trauma. 

Facilitator:     Alunda Amick LCAS, LCMHC, NCC, RYT-500 (she/her) 

Day and Time:   Fridays 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Start/Stop Dates:  January 12-March 29 

Location:   In-person SHS Ground floor, Room 015. Please call 336.334.9839 to schedule a screening appointment for this group.

A place for LGBTQIAP+ people to explore the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths that come along with their identities. This group aims to help people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and romantic orientations be their authentic selves. 

Facilitator:      Nicole Forrisi, LCMHC (She/Her) 

Day and Time:   Tuesdays 2:30pm-3:30pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  Tuesday, January 30th-Tuesday, April 30th 

Location:  In person, Room 214 Campus Ministries. 

Interest form available below


Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you wish you had more strategies to cope with challenging emotions? Emotions can be confusing, frightening, or overwhelming when we don’t have the skills to navigate them. To survive, some of us have learned unhelpful methods to try and cope with our challenging emotions. This group (DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy) teaches helpful skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness to support you in effectively responding to your emotions.  Join us to learn and practice new skills to begin to build more emotional resilience!

Facilitator: Cranford Burke (they/them) 
Day and Time: Mondays 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Start/Stop Dates: Monday January 29- Monday April 15
Location: SHS 2nd Floor Counseling and Psychological Services

This group will offer a safe and supportive environment where students can share their experiences and connect with others who are experiencing similar losses.  

Facilitator: Jennifer Brown, Ph.D., LCMHC-S (she, her) 

Day and Time:   Wednesdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Start/Stop Dates:  Wednesday January 24th– Wednesday April 17th

Location: In-person

Please Call 336-334-5874 to schedule a brief screening appointment for this group. 

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This weekly group is open to all Latin-identified students, regardless of identities, nationality, or racial/ethnic background. A supportive atmosphere to make new connections, engage in fun activities and conversations around topics that are relevant to Latinx students. A willingness to engage and honor group members’ privacy are the only requirements to attend.  

Facilitator: Cecilia Gonzalez Barber, LCMHC-A and Claudio Caceres, LCSW    

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 4:30 pm 

Start/Stop Dates: February 7th – April 24th, 2024 

Location: EUC – Office of Intercultural Engagement – JOYNER 066

Sista Talk is a  Support/discussion group for African American Women  to discuss shared experiences and provide support to one another around daily stressors, social justice issues, relationships and other topics of interest.  

Facilitator:     Lori Hinsley, Ph.D  

Day and Time:   Thursdays 3:30pm – 4:45pm  

Start/Stop Dates:  January 25- April 25th

Location: In Person : CAPS Room 221.   

Engage in art-based activity for self-expression, stress reduction and emotional awareness. All art supplies are provided.  

Facilitator:     Kristin Norden, MSW, LCSW 

Day and Time:   Thursdays 3:00pm – 4:30pm  

Start/Stop Dates: January 18th– April 25th  

Location:     Associated Campus Ministry Building Room 214   


Graduate students often talk about experiencing the imposter phenomenon. Imposter Phenomenon “can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success.” Feelings of imposterism interact with psychological, social and cultural factors and can create anxiety, doubt, and lack of joy. This workshop provides a place to unpack what imposter phenomenon is and how to deal with it. All grad students are welcome! 

 Facilitator:   Randy Patterson 

Day and Time:   Tuesday, January 30, 3:30pm – 5:00pm 

Location:    Student Health Services, Room 015 (Ground Floor)    

Join us for a workshop series on ecotherapy! Together we will explore opportunities to enhance our wellbeing and connections with nature. During this three part workshop series, we will learn what Ecotherapy is and practice some tools to do it on our own. We will explore indoor and outdoor approaches (such as walking to a campus outdoors Natural space).  

We will offer a variety of nature based tools and techniques. No experience necessary! All are welcome as we look for ways to enhance our wellbeing and our connections as a community and as part of our natural ecosystem.

Facilitator:  Nicole Forrisi LCMHC (She/Her),  Dr. Meredith Powers (She/Her)  

Day and Time:   March 11th, 18th, and 25th 2:30pm-4pm

Start/Stop Dates: March 11th, 18th, and 25th

Location:    SHS 015 Ground Floor  

This workshop series will help students identify what depressive symptoms look and feel like, learn new coping skills, and develop an ongoing plan to manage depression. 

Facilitator: Thomas Zigo, LCSW (he, him)  

Day and Time:   Wednesdays 3:00pm – 4:00pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  January 24th, January 31st, February 7th

Location:  Counseling & Psychological Services, SHS Room 224 

This series of three workshops will provide both support and tools for managing and living well with bipolar disorder.   

Facilitator:   Randy Patterson   

Day and Time:   Fridays 12:15-1:30 

Start/Stop Dates:  Feb 23, Mar 22 & Apr 12

Location:      Counseling and Psychological Services 

SHS Room  224

This is a 1.5-hour-workshop offered 3 times in the semester. This workshop offers the opportunity to discover the power of vulnerability as the key to innovation, creativity, and personal growth; we will explore the ways to cultivate shame resilience to develop self-worth and authenticity. This workshop is based on the Shame-Resilience Theory (STR) and the work of Dr. Brené Brown.

Facilitator:  Cecilia Gonzalez Barber, LCMHC-A    

Day and Time:  Tuesday February 20th  at 2:00pm—–Virtual Meeting Click Here to join

Date and Time: Thursday March 21st  at 3:00pm—–Virtual Meeting Click Here to join    

Day and Time: Wednesday April  17th at 1:00 pm—–Virtual Meeting Click Here to join

Do we choose our thoughts and feelings? Do we choose our actions? Join us for a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workshop to learn how you can intentionally live your best life by becoming aware of your thoughts.

Facilitator: Grace Wint, Graduate Student Trainee

Day and Time: Mondays 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Start/Stop Dates: February 12, 19 & 26

Location: Student Health Services Second Floor Room 224

Let’s Talk

“Let’s Talk” is a drop-in service that offers informal, private consultation with a UNCG Counseling and Psychological Services counselor. 

Let’s Talk consultations are … 

  • FREE for UNCG students 
  • Offered first-come, first-served (no appointment necessary) 
  • Typically about 20-25 minutes in length 
  • Informal, and not a substitute for counseling 
  • Not appropriate for urgent concerns or mental health emergencies 

Let’s Talk is not a substitute for counseling and is not mental health treatment. Let’s Talk counselors can listen to specific problems, help explore solutions, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak with a member of our staff.  

If you are having an urgent concern or are in a crisis, please call 336-334-5874 or 911 or utilize one of these crisis resources (link to crisis resource list) 

Let’s Talk Drop-In Sites 

Office of Intercultural Engagement, EUC Suite 062 

Thursdays 3-4:30pm 

The Nursing and Instructional Building, Room 345

Wednesdays 1pm – 2:30pm starting January 31

counseling & psychological services


2nd Floor, Gove Student Health Services

107 Gray Drive, Greensboro, NC 27412

PHONE: 336.334.5874

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